Tonight at 8.10pm officers searching for missing 82 year-old Donald Francis were called to St Andrews Dock following the discovery of a body.
Although formal identification has not yet been made police believe the body is that of Donald, who went missing from his home on Linnaeus Street yesterday morning. The circumstances of his death are not thought to be suspicious.
Authorities would like to thank all the search teams for their tireless efforts and for the support of the public during the searches, teams had all hoped for a better outcome.
Police have not been able to find the next of kin of Donald throughout their enquiries and would ask that if anyone can help to locate any family, who they believe originate in the Portsmouth area, should contact police on 101 quoting log 242 13 January 2020.